Serie A Team of Week 27
From a weekend that saw Juventus seemingly seal the Scudetto, Dave Taylor picks his best XI performers.
Florenzi: Juve’s lead? No excuses
Alessandro Florenzi says Roma do not feel pressure for second spot, as he admits Juventus in first deserve credit for their season.
Strootman injury scare
There are fears Kevin Strootman suffered ligament damage after spraining his left knee during Napoli-Roma.
Benitez: 'If we beat Roma twice...'
Rafa Benitez said Napoli can treasure their victory over Roma, especially as he had to revamp his midfield.
Garcia: 'Scudetto is Juve's now'
Rudi Garcia explained his unusual tactical choices, felt Roma were “the best team” in Naples and handed the Scudetto to Juventus.
Callejon: 'It was too important'
Jose Callejon said “it was too important” for Napoli to beat Roma and they have their sights set on second place.
Napoli win pressures Roma
Roma had several chances to score, but it was a Jose Callejon header that gave Napoli a 1-0 victory, closing the gap to three points.
Bigon: 'Napoli going for victory'
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon concedes the pressure is on them to beat Roma this evening and it shows in the line-ups.
Nainggolan: 'Roma can't lose tonight'
Radja Nainggolan said Roma “cannot lose tonight” in their head-to-head for second place with Napoli.
It’s second against third as Roma travel to Napoli tonight, where they capitulated in the Coppa Italia last month.
Napoli lose stars for Roma?
There are reports Napoli could be without Jorginho and Valon Behrami for tonight’s game with Roma.
ADL: 'Napoli, beat Roma again!'
President Aurelio De Laurentiis talked up the Napoli troops via Twitter ahead of tonight’s clash with Roma.
Higuain: 'No Napoli limits!'
Gonzalo Higuain expressed his joy at playing for Napoli. “It’s the perfect city for football. I set myself no limits.”
Garcia: 'Pressure all on Napoli'
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia believes “all the pressure is on Napoli” tomorrow and defended Daniele De Rossi.
No Totti for Napoli-Roma
Francesco Totti is still out for Roma’s trip to Napoli, but Kevin Strootman is available after an injury with Holland.
Benitez: 'Napoli-Roma a Final'
Rafa Benitez warned Napoli-Roma must be treated as “a Final” for an automatic Champions League spot.
Napoli squad for Roma
Rafa Benitez has named his Napoli squad to face Roma on Sunday, including new goalkeeper Toni Doblas.
Only six Serie A clubs in profit
La Gazzetta dello Sport found only six Serie A clubs ran at a profit last year, while Inter lost €82.7m.
Totti making progress
Sky Sport are reporting that Roma talisman Francesco Totti is making good progress as he continues his recovery from a buttock injury.
Kolarov in more Serie A links
Rumours that Aleksandar Kolarov will make a return to Serie A continue to gather pace, with Juventus and Napoli linked.
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